This my friends is one of those pies that sings to my heart.
Fresh Strawberry Pie is almost like shortcake but in a Flaky Pie Crust or Graham Cracker Crust dependent on how you roll. One of the most important things when making a Fresh Strawberry Pie is making sure the strawberries are incredibly ripe.
I went all the way this time with a Flaky Crust because I was already making that luscious Lemon Meringue Pie I shared last week so I had a second crust needing to be put to use.
Lorna has been asking me to make another one since we devoured the first one in less then a day so I'm thinking maybe I'll have her help make another one for Easter. This is one of those desserts I could eat for breakfast or dessert for the rest of my life and totally be content.
I'm pretty sure my family will agree!
First you'll need to bake 1 9" Flaky Pie Crust. You can find the recipe with step by step instructions for the crust here and baking it here.
Or you can use a 9" Baked Graham Cracker Cust and you can find instructions and recipe for a Graham Cracker Crust here.
In a blender puree 2 1/4 cups Chopped Strawberries, 1/3 cup Water and Juice of 1 Lemon until smooth.
(Pretend Picture Of 5 Cups Sliced In Half Strawberries Here)
Remove stems and slice in half another 5 cups of strawberries.
In a medium sized sauce pan whisk together 1 cup Sugar, 1/4 cup Cornstarch, Zest of 1 Lemon and a pinch of salt until well combined.
Slowly whisk in pureed strawberry mixture until smooth to prevent lumps.
Cook strawberry mixture over medium heat until thickened and bubbling.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract.
Arrange halved strawberries in baked pie crust and pour cooked strawberry mixture over the top.
Spread mixture evenly over the strawberries.
Refrigerate Strawberry Pie for 4 hours until cold or overnight.
Serve with freshly sweetened whipped cream and garnish with a strawberry on top totally optional.
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